reviews

THE WALL STREET JOURNAL

November 10, 2010

THIS BUD’S FOR SALE: How the Busch clan lost control of an iconic American beer company. If ever an American company represented the land of milk and honey for corporate executives it was Anheuser-Busch, though perhaps the land of hops, rice and barley would be more apt. For decades a palace of well-paid vice presidents […]

THE NEW YORK TIMES

October 21, 2010

KING OF BEERS, AND A SLIPPERY THRONE “Ms. MacIntosh . . . earns extra credit for staying on the Anheuser-InBev case despite considerable macrocosmic distractions. . . The author’s persistence pays off in her account of the Busch family’s searing internecine strife. . .  “Dethroning the King” makes for a fine yarn with a cautionary […]

BLOOMBERG BUSINESSWEEK

October 21, 2010

RHAPSODY IN BREW: BOOK REVIEW OF DETHRONING THE KING MacIntosh’s deeply reported book provides inside access into how family bickering helped undermine the independence of Anheuser-Busch and led to Belgian brewer In-Bev’s 2008 takeover. For full story: http://www.businessweek.com/magazine/content/10_50/b4207102597065.htm

YAHOO FINANCE

October 21, 2010

DETHRONING THE KING: THE INSIDE STORY OF THE FALL OF THE HOUSE OF BUD MacIntosh, who covered the deal for The Financial Times, highlights a story of boardroom intrigue, dysfunctional family dynamics, and a complacent corporate culture in her lively, meticulous book. for full story: http://finance.yahoo.com/tech-ticker/dethroning-the-king-the-inside-story-of-the-fall-of-the-house-of-bud-535589.html?tickers=BUD,SAM,TAP,KO,XLP,XLY,

ST. LOUIS DISPATCH

October 20, 2010

STORY OF A-B SALE HAS FEW HEROES, IF YOU’RE FROM ST. LOUIS “Dethroning the King” … has some revelations and … villains. … MacIntosh, as a reporter covering mergers and acquisitions, scored many scoops during the takeover. And her best sources seem to be the anonymous “advisers” — the investment bankers and Wall Street lawyers […]